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Star of David badge with Jude printed in the center

Object | Accession Number: 1992.109.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Star of David badge worn by Borish (Bernard) Michel prior to deportation with his wife Elvira from Luxembourg in 1942 to Theresienstadt ghetto/labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia where they died.
    use:  1942
    use: Luxembourg
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carlo and Esther Michel Mrs. Martha Michel, wife of Solomon Mrs. Marion Ollinger, daughter of Jakob and Lotte Mr. Karl G. Michel, brother of Werner Mr. Carlo Michel, son of Solomon
    front, center, black ink : Jude [Jew]
    Subject: Bernard Michel
    Bernard Michel (known as Borish) was born Jaunuary 15, 1866. He lived in Merxheim an der Nahe prior to deportation with his wife Elvine Josef Michel, from Luxembourg in 1942 to Theresienstadt, where they died. Their son Walter and his wife Blanche (nee Sekler) were also deported from Luxembourg. They died in Auschwitz as did Bernard's sons Solomon Michel (deported from France), Berthold and wife Fayga (nee Benedik) (deported from The Netherlands), Jakob and wife Charlotte (Lotte, nee Loeb) (deported from France), and grandson Werner (deported from Belgium).

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    Physical Description
    Yellow cloth badge in the shape of a 6 pointed Star of David stiched to black cloth backing. The star outline is formed from 2 overlapping, dyed triangles and has German text in the center.
    overall: Height: 7.880 inches (20.015 cm) | Width: 7.880 inches (20.015 cm)
    overall : cloth, dye, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Carlo and Esther Michel, the grandson and granddaughter-in-law of Bernard Michel.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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